Casino voids $102K jackpot win due to error
A man playing at the
Philadelphia Park slot casino received a message on his 50 cent
that he is the winner of a jackpot valued at $102,000.
Unfortunately for him, the casino said that it was actually an
error in the system, and he did not win the jackpot. According
to Stephen Wilkinson, the winner in question, the casino
management offered him two comps for the buffet. A spokesman for
Philadelphia Park casino confirmed that Wilkinson received the
message that he was a jackpot winner, but it was due to system
It is interesting to see how
this develops, as every machine in the casino has a disclaimer
that malfunctions void all plays and pays, but the error
actually occurred in the in-house computer system of the casino,
and not the slot machine itself. Wilkinson is filing a complaint
against the casino with the local gaming board, and a spokesman
for the board has told the media that the casino should expect
hefty fines for the error.
Philadelphia Park is one of
the new slot casinos in Pennsylvania and eight more casinos of
the same type are expected to open this year.